Snow way! Cute bears use bottoms to go 'sledging'
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Everybody knows how much fun it is to go sledging down a hill - but what we didn't know is that bears are in on the secret, too.
British photographer Duncan Usher got a series of pics from the 20-minute display put on by two brown bears that delighted tourists at the wildlife park in Bavaria, Germany.
He told the Metro: 'I decided to travel to the park in the hope of getting some action shots of animals in a snowy environment.
"The two bears were frolicking in the fresh snow, just like children, and they repeatedly slid down a short slope, grunting and puffing with delight and obviously enjoying the early spring sunshine.
"They attracted a very large crowd of park visitors, who were exclaiming and crying with laughter at the bears' antics.'
The five-year-old animals even used the technique of pulling their back paws up to make themselves go faster.
Mr Usher, originally from Northumberland but now living in Lower Saxony, Germany, said he had never seen brown bears playing so enthusiastically in his 25 years of animal photography.
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